Duration: 1 hour
Boundaries exist. What really matters is how leaders collaborate to bridge these divides and transform wide-ranging talents and knowledge to deliver value. Eighty-six percent of 128 executives and leaders in a recent CCL study stated that it is “extremely important” for them to collaborate effectively across boundaries. Yet just 7% believed they were “very effective” at doing so — a critical 79% gap.
Drawing upon their landmark book, Boundary Spanning Leadership, the authors will lead the audience in developing new insights and skills to think and act beyond current boundaries to achieve inspiring results.
In this session you will learn:
- What is Boundary Spanning Leadership?
- Why is Boundary Spanning Leadership Needed?
- How can Boundary Spanning Leadership be practiced?
- What are the implications?
Chris Ernst is a recognized thought leader in developing collaborative, boundary spanning leadership capabilities within individuals, organizations, and broader communities. He has honed his research and practice through fourteen years of service with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Chris has served in multi-year expatriate roles in Asia and Europe, leads cross-functional and multicultural teams, and designs and facilitates leadership interventions in diverse international and industry contexts. His industry experience crosses sectors such as financial, healthcare, military/government, education/nonprofit, retail and information technology, while his international experience crosses the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America. He is co-author of two books, Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations (McGraw-Hill Professional) and Success for the New Global Manager: How to Work Across Distance, Countries and Cultures (Jossey-Bass/Wiley). Chris holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from North Carolina State University.
Donna Chrobot-Mason is an associate professor in psychology at the University of Cincinnati and Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership. Her work is focused on the intersection of two fields, diversity and leadership, to better understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in leading a diverse workforce. Donna has been teaching courses in organizational psychology, diversity and leadership for over 12 years. As center director, she spanned boundaries to create a cross-disciplinary research team that examines leadership from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. Donna began her career as a practitioner in human resources at the Xerox Corporation. She also consulted with numerous organizations to evaluate diversity climate and develop training programs. She is the co-author of Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation. Donna has a Ph.D. in applied psychology from the University of Georgia.